What happened to Anthony Potts? Officials identify pilot killed in Havre de Grace plane crash

What happened to Anthony Potts?

Anthony Potts, a 59-year-old, tragically lost his life as a pilot in a plane crash in Havre de Grace on July 25, 2023.

The crash took place at approximately 7:30 pm on a farm in the 3600 block of Old Level Road.

Although no damage to property occurred, Potts was the sole casualty of the accident.

Volunteer firefighters swiftly responded to the scene from Level Volunteer Fire Company and neighboring companies.

The aircraft involved in the crash was identified as a Piper PA-28 airplane.

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Potts’ identity on July 26, 2023.

Presently, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are conducting an investigation into the incident to determine its cause.

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What happened to Anthony Potts?
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Anthony Potts’s plane crashed into an area where such accidents are likely to occur

Residents in the vicinity have shared their witness accounts of the plane crash involving Anthony Potts as the pilot.

Robert Tibb Jr., a neighbor and owner of the farm adjacent to the crash site, conveyed his perspective on the incident in a statement to 2abc WMAR Baltimore, recalling the events as follows:

“I don’t know who the person was, I did see the crash this morning, I went back to the neighbors and looked at it and the plane looked like it went right straight, there’s no burn marks on the side of the ground, it didn’t catch on fire or anything like that”

A witness, during a conversation with 2abc WMAR Baltimore, disclosed her account of witnessing Robert Tibb’s wife being informed about the crash.

According to her, she said:

“She said some of the people from up in the village stopped by and said aren’t you Mrs. Tibbs and she said yes and they said there’s been an accident.”

William Hicks, a fellow resident from the neighborhood, residing on the same street where Anthony Potts crashed, reported that planes in the vicinity frequently fly at low altitudes.

He further commented:

“It’s something you don’t want to see but like I say, with the percentage of the ones coming in and out, sooner or later it’s going to happen”

At the scene, an NTSB investigator arrived on Wednesday to initiate the inquiry into Anthony Pott’s plane crash.

According to an NTSB spokesperson, the investigator will seek the pilot’s medical records, flight history, and the plane’s maintenance records to assist in the investigation.

A preliminary report on the investigation into Anthony Potts’s crash might be available within 10 to 12 business days.

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